Sanders, D. S.; Hopper, A. D.; Azmy, I. A. F.; Rahman, N.; Hurlstone, D. P.; Leeds, J. S.; George, R. R.; Bhala, N.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA6
Academic Journal
Acute abdominal pain is the most common indication for surgical admission. Within this group of patients, non-specific abdominal pain (NSAP) may account for up to 40% of cases. Although patients with coeliac disease may describe abdominal pain as a significant presenting symptom, there has been no published prospective study in which adult patients with acute abdominal pain are investigated for coeliac disease. In this article, the authors aimed to assess the association of coeliac disease with surgical abdominal pain. They concluded that when patients with NSAP are referred to secondary care the diagnosis of coeliac disease should be considered.


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